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#279525 - 01/12/15 01:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Fred,

I loved it! Great old time rock n roll sound. Well done!

Bob


Hi Bob,
Thanks for passing by and give it a listen!


Originally Posted By: tommyad
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Fred,

Rockin'!!! And very entertaining...

Interesting all the way through. Good stops. Great Rock Yell!!!
Nice hot solo. Nice vocals and the harmonies are well done.

The ending is super cool.

You put a lot of work into this - and it shows!

(I would have liked the drums to be louder)

Great job. Enjoyed it!!!

floyd


+1 Exactly what I was going to say. Good Job! Tom


Thanks Tom,
Compliments from you guys make me feel humble (and very proud) smile

Originally Posted By: gruverider
Great rockin'! Love the vocals and harmonies and the Ahhhhhh! Melody has a New Orleans vibe to me - nice.


Mmmm, New Orleans... Gotta look into that style, will google it. Thanks for listening and commenting!

Originally Posted By: R & AM
Great rock song Fred! Reminds us of Great Balls of Fire.

Rob and Anne-Marie

Rob and Anne-Marie,
Thanks for commenting! See/hear you soon!

Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
Hi Fred,

you had me at the drum intro!

And the repetition of the title throughout the song makes for a VERY catchy "get stuck in your head" kind of groove. But I have to admit, there were moments when I started to fear that two lines in I had already heard all of the lyrics. Glad it didn't turn out that way. It worked very well!

I also really like the energy you managed to infuse into the song, and the live feel you introduced through the callouts and your selection of real tracks

I'm not as enthusiastic about the ending as everybody else seems to be. It's creative and different (which I like) but it also seems unnecessary and anticlimactic to me. But go with the majority on this one. I think the song is an extrovert's anthem, and I'm very much an introvert who is ready to leave long before the party's over. So it makes sense that being pulled back in the door by a faux ending would leave me feeling caught as I tried to sneak out early. wink

All in all I liked it very much, especially the energy and ear worm.

Hi Pat,

always love your input because you go beyond the song, and that is what I try to do in most of my songs. Though you wouldn't say this with this kind a song huh? Lyric-wise, English is my third language (first dutch, than french). When I write in English it will be less subtile as I have about 20% of the average vocabulary. But a song like this is great fun making, and I'm glad you liked it to. And the Austin Powers ending... Ah well, when I go... smile smile smile

PS
The next post will be instrumental, and another side of me...

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#279552 - 01/12/15 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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Originally Posted By: FredM
You know the feeling when the café/pub/bar closes and you don't feel like leaving the place?


At night's end.... we used to say..... "Goodnight folks, thanks for coming out tonight.... the bar's closing.... you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here..."
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#279713 - 01/12/15 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred,

It's a neat song. Big smile on my face throughout. 7 vocals! Really effective use of the vocal tracks as backing tracks.
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#279793 - 01/13/15 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: Jim Fogle]
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FredM Offline
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Fred,

I loved it! Great old time rock n roll sound. Well done!

Bob


LOL !!!

Originally Posted By: JimFogle
Hi Fred,

It's a neat song. Big smile on my face throughout. 7 vocals! Really effective use of the vocal tracks as backing tracks.


Hi Jim,
Thanks for passing by and giving it a listen. Happy with the compliments!
Take care
Fred


Edited by FredM (01/13/15 09:49 AM)

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#279812 - 01/13/15 12:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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This is absolutely fantastic!

I Loved everything about this. That infectious beat, great vocals and lyrics and without a doubt one of the best endings that I have ever heard in these forums!

This is a keeper.
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#279900 - 01/14/15 03:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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Hi Fred,

What a great rockin song! I echo all the other plaudits.

Loved the guitar solo and cool ending too.
Well done!

Rec
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#280053 - 01/15/15 12:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: receder]
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FredM Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is absolutely fantastic!

I Loved everything about this. That infectious beat, great vocals and lyrics and without a doubt one of the best endings that I have ever heard in these forums!

This is a keeper.


Mario,
You're too kind smile
Thank you for dropping by and commenting.
See you around
Fred

Originally Posted By: receder
Hi Fred,

What a great rockin song! I echo all the other plaudits.

Loved the guitar solo and cool ending too.
Well done!

Rec

Hi Rec,
Thanks for listening and your comments. With a little editing these realband guitar solos are awesome!
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#280184 - 01/15/15 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: When I go (I'll go through the window) [Re: FredM]
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Awesome tune. Loved the start and then when she kicked in.. Wow Loved it
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SongPicker Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac!

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker has been enhanced with our newest 2020 version!

The SongPicker now builds faster for large song lists (>30K and up to 60,000 songs). The [Song] button (or the [Open] button) now has 3 additional menu items to launch the SongPicker.

- Open SongPicker in Current Folder: This opens the SongPicker in the current folder of the last loaded song.
- Open SongPicker in Home Folder: This opens the SongPicker in the home folder, which is Applications/Band-in-a-Box/MySongs or as set in the SongPicker.
- Open SongPicker in Favorite Folder: This launches the Favorite Folder dialog which allows you to choose any previously used folder where a song was loaded from, and then open the SongPicker in that folder.

In the SongPicker, there is a new “Open in Home” option. If this is enabled, the SongPicker will always open in the home folder instead of the current folder when you press the default [Song] button to open the SongPicker.

Searching for songs matching a chord progression or melody has been enhanced. There are three new checkboxes: "Key must match exactly," "Chord Extension must match exactly", and "Time Signature must match."

Click here to jump to the SongPicker subject in our New Features video to learn more. (32:11)

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Band-in-a-Box® has so many features! We add 50 new ones with every version, so you may have forgotten all the different things that Band-in-a-Box® can do. Fortunately, with the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2020 we've solved this issue by added a Feature Browser!

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Summary of changes for build 321 (Mar 23, 2020):
Fixed: Song title will be changed to ? when re-saving if it previously contained international characters like é or ©.
Fixed: Event List window is using wrong colors.
Fixed: Some song titles are blank in the Song Titles dialog.
Fixed: Clicking on Print Chords from the chord sheet context menu causes application to crash.
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Fixed: Dropping video files onto the Video RealTracks dialog failed, displaying flash message reporting that the video format was not compatible.
Fixed: The copyright button in the Print Options dialog did not do anything.
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Remove Harmony would display popup message "not implemented".
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Convert Harmony to Soloist Track would also launch the Generate Chords and/or Melody dialog.
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Auto-Rechannel to Guitar Display would also toggle Embellish Melody.
Fixed: Possible crash when opening Song Picker dialog.
Fixed: Edit > Song Form > Unfold does not remove the tag ending.
Fixed: Application crash when using Edit > Song Form > Unfold if song contains tag ending.
Fixed: Tracks are listed twice in the Load XML File dialog.
Fixed: The note name indicator in the Notation window was not displaying.
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Fixed: "invalid integer" error when loading some ABC files.
Fixed: "There was an error converting” error when attempting to import compressed audio files (.m4a, .mp3, etc.)
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Fixed: The demo player might fail to play a local file.
Fixed: There should be a warning message when opening the Notation window if the notation fonts are not installed.
Fixed: If opening a song from an version 2017 or earlier, any Audio Chord Wizard bar lines might be offset.
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Fixed: The Chord Builder did not update position when clicking on a different bar in the chord sheet.
Fixed: Changing a custom track label had not option to Undo, and did not prompt user to save song.
Fixed: Importing an ABCNotation file would not include the key signature.
Fixed: ABC files only opening some chords.
Fixed: Problem storing minor keys.
Fixed: MusicXML files created by Band-in-a-Box cannot be loaded by Band-in-a-Box if song title contains & (ampersand).
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